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FOX Business
Sep 16, 2012 2:30am EDT
their own banks, including banks in the united states. not worrying enough about what's affecting the people on the ground. but the reality is the united states has skin in this game. a fifth of our export economy is dependent on europe and our exports have recently dropped by 11% because of the trouble in europe. so like it or not, and no matter how we got in this mess, we've got to help solve it. >> jonathan, i made the point earlier that -- >> we're all in this together. that's the dot, dot, dot of what sally was saying. we're all in it together. we got to bail people out, otherwise reality might issue god forbid, assert itself. it always does. all these bailouts have failed. talk about another bailout for greece, greece has already been bailed out two times in the last two years! we have ongoing bailouts to tracy's point, of freddie and fannie, gm, the taxpayers have lost billions. it creates the moral hazard that we talked about, going back to 2007 when this began under the prior to the president. it needs to stop and people need to take responsibility for their own actions. individuals
ABC
Sep 16, 2012 10:00am EDT
the contrary. the outpouring of sympathy and support for ambassador stevens and for the united states, the governor of libya, and the people on the streets saying, how pained they are about this is much more reflective of the sentiment toward the united states than heavily armed mobsters. >> that's the case in libya. but not the case in egypt. since you brought up president morsi. let me get some clarification. president obama was asked about the relationship with egypt on wednesday and this is what he said. >> i don't think that we would consider them an ally, but we don't consider them an enemy. they're a new government trying to find its way. >> the united states has sent billions of dollars of u.s. taxpayer money to egypt over the last few decades and, by definition, as you know, according to the state department, egypt is a major non-nato ally of the united states. why would president obama say that egypt is not an ally? >> well, first of all, the president has been very clear. everybody understands, that relationship remains the same and the president wasn't signaling any change
FOX News
Sep 16, 2012 2:00am PDT
diplomates. including united states ambassador chris stevens in benghazi, libya, in what officials believe was a terrorist attack designed to coincide with the anniversary of september 11th. and joining us dan henninger, mary anastasia o'grady and, with the anti-american protests across the arab world this week, tell us about our standing in that part of the world, and the ferment in arabia? >> well, i think, paul, what's happening here is where essentially we came in when the arab spring began in egy egypt, tunisia and spread to other countries and the feeling at that time that came out the united states couldn't really support any of these movements in the arab spring because quote unquote, we don't know who these people are, which is to say that the united states, and including the state department, just was not that engaged with these countries at that time. now, when you think of how, to what extent egypt or libya since these transitions have been in the news, it's been basically not at all on their own, and still a piece with the obama administration's policy on foreign policy, to lo
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 9:20am EDT
the united states rejects the efforts to denigrate religious beliefs of others, we must oppose the violence that took the lives of these public servants. again, the president will speak about this attack 10:35 eastern, we will carry it for you. and the u.s. embassy in cairo attacked. an american flag was ripped down and destroyed there and remember, we've given billions in aid to egypt. coming up in a few moments, ambassador john bolton will join us, where is america's mideast policy headed and should we keep paying? just this morning, germany's top court approved that nation's participation in a european bailout, paving the way for money printing in europe. and the markets like it. here is a look at dow futures, oil and gold. all of they will are up this morning, as of right now, they're all up. and they were up a whole lot more before the news of america's ambassador being killed in libya, before that news came out. we're up a lot more. we've got a big day for apple. a new iphone expected to be unveiled and mark zuckerburg, says it's time to double down on facebook, we're watching both bi
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 6:00am EDT
to building bridges between the united states and the arab and muslim world, particularly libya. and i think this is going to sour a lot of americans about the future trajectory of the middle east, about the direction in which the arab spring is headed. and i think particularly this is tragic for syrians. syrians who are now under siege or around 20,000 syrians have been killed by the regime of assad and i think many syrians were hoping for an outside intervention or outside aid to provide some type of save zones. and i think the reality is that after the united states and nato had gone into libya it oust gadhafi, i think there will be far less appetite to want on do anything in syria. >> probably also raises huge questions about money from america that is going to fund some of these governments particularly in egypt where it's $1.5 billion plus another billion that was being put together in a package right now. how do you think that plays out in congress at this point? >> that's absolutely right. egypt is a country which has i think the second or third largest aid package from the united st
FOX Business
Sep 27, 2012 4:00pm EDT
with the united states. we are your number one exporter relation between colombia and the u.s. do you feel that the current administration is doing enough to encourage colombian trade? is there something more that can be done? what is your wish-list for your country related to the united states? >> but at least to have congress ratify the free-trade agreement with colombia, the free-trade agreement we negotiated and closed with the united states during the previous administration. liz: david has one more question. david, go ahead. david: it is related to the problems in mexico. as you know corruption is endemic in mexico. there is so much corruption that has gone on for so many decades in mexico. again a lot of businesses are reluctant to get in because of that. if you're going to clean up the drug problem in mexico as you did in colombia, you have to deal with corruption. particularly among the police who are supposed to go after the drug dealers, not work with the drug dealers. how do you deal with a corruption problem in a place like mexico? >> no, no. i can not speak about mexico. i ha
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. in the united states we do need to bring the deficit down but we need sort of a fiscal ladder to bring it down 1% at a time. have you an economy that's shrinking, the best thing to do is to stop trying to cut the deficit of the current year, get growth going. then once you have 1% to 2% growth -- >> the trouble is you have to allow for economies to restructure. so if you don't bring -- in some cases, for example, with greece -- i'm sure michelle will tell us in spain as well -- if you don't cut back some of that government spending, you don't force any restructuring that's necessary to lay the foundation for growth. >> that's absolutely right. >> i can give you an important example of restructuring, guys? >> go ahead, michelle. >> here in spain, they have finally reformed some of the labor market. i was speaking with a labor attorney today. he said two years ago i was speaking with american multi-national subsidiary. they needed to cut their spending here in spain by 10%. they wanted to cut everybody's salary by 10% but very restrictive union collective bargaining agreements and labor laws do no
CNBC
Sep 7, 2012 3:00pm EDT
have a fiscal and monetary problem here in the united states. what will solve the problem right now? so far the fed doesn't seem to be able to create so many jobs right now. >> what bernanke said last week and i agree with him and the evidence points in this direction is the main reason we have an 9.1% unemployment is because of weak demand. if you're thinking about monetary or fiscal policy, on the fiscal side, it comes from tax cutting, spending increases, or both, and we have to worry about that. on the monetary side, what monetary authorities can do is reduce interest rates and try to reduce rates across a broad set of assets through qe policies. the fiscal and monetary side are trying to stimulate demand, and demand is missing to great stronger momentum. >> they're pushing on a string, rant they? >> the fed has the capability to act right now, and i think always, you know, again chairman ber knack key admitted that this policy tool is not a particularly strong tool. >> ben bernanke said that he creating two million jobs. they did analysis and said if not for what we had done, there
CNBC
Sep 12, 2012 7:00pm EDT
of the president of the united states. he deflects it and he attacks romney admitting this is a botched statement, holding the egypt government responsible for something like this is absolutely something they need to do if they want to have continued cooperation from the united states. >> and i want to ask peter brooks, old friend, so hillary says today in her comment that we reject these acts, quote, unquote, we reject these actions, but the president says later we will bring to justice. how he's going do that, i don't know. we will bring them to justice, peter brooks. what the hell does that mean? would you please tell me because to me, he is more interested in promoting these muslim states running through the art than he is promoting american influence and leadership in that region. that's what's got me really bugged, peter. how is he going to bring them to justice? >> i certainly can't channel president obama. i'm not the right person to do that. what i hope he means here is that the government of libya does not bring these guys to justice that we're going to take action including military ac
FOX Business
Sep 13, 2012 9:20am EDT
before about soaring oil prices and mitt romney and the plan to get the united states of america, energy independent by 2020. and the fact that the keystone pipeline locked by barack obama. off the coast of virginia, the obama administration is blocking the creation of new jobs and oil exploration, and the middle east and the strangle hold that the middle east has on our economy, will be a major issue in this election, and it's all about the economy. >> and it's all about the economy, and i want it know where we see mitt romney break out and take a convincing lead. and you said, incouple bent always lead at labor day, when does mitt romney jump out ahead. when? >> stuart, i think it's going to be a classic sweet 16 kind of final four matchup where you have an underdog, which clearly, any challenger, including mitt romney is an underdog that hits the three-point shot at the end and the grass roots win and we take our country back and that's how this is going to play out. >> i'm going to wait until october before i see a breakout. >> absolutely, and i did mix metaphors, basketball and foot
FOX Business
Sep 14, 2012 9:20am EDT
and commitments of the united states. i think the american jewish voters who support obama resonate to, whether wisely or not, they see in him a character whose values are in line with them and then will trust that his support for israel will get there. do i think a lot of people how have reason to question that the last three and a half years. yes, do i think the numbers are going to go down. >> yes. do i think that the obama campaign should worry about that. and not worry about it because of what it says about american jews. i think that america should worry about it because it says if they are weak about the relationship with israel that's not a jewish vote that's an american security thing that weakens all of us. >> i've got to bring up the issue of president obama's what some see as an apparent tilt towards muslims in the middle east. that's an apparent tilt. apparently to a lot of people, not to mention the refusal to meet with bb netanyahu. >> which i think was a terrible mistake. >> doesn't that lower the number of proportion of the jewish vote for president obama? >> i think it will. >
CNBC
Sep 18, 2012 6:00am EDT
to us by the congress of the united states which represents the american people. >> what does that mean in terms of numbers? >> 2% growth. >> are we at two? kevin was very careful, he went 1.5 to 1.75. >> that's very precise. >> i want basis points. >> decimal points is silly stuff, come on, joe. >> i know. >> there is positive growth, it's just not robust and the key point, it's not enough to create the jobs we need in this country. now, i argue and i argue forcefully, i'll give a speech on this tomorrow night here in new york, the reason we have so much uncertainty is not just uncertainty about europe and uncertainty about the slowdown in china, these are important things. the real uncertainty stems from what are my taxes going to be? what kind of spending pattern also come out of the federal government, how do i deal with this explosion of regulatory morass we have coming out of washington. how do you budget whether you are exxon or a little bitty 20-person company, how does the woman who runs that company or the man who runs that company budget when they have no idea what their cost
FOX Business
Sep 14, 2012 11:00am EDT
the president of the united states. there are things that can relieve the price of oil we are not doing. dagen: is it healthy that this is not the kind of shock that we saw in 2008 where it will spike above $100 a barrel, was $135 a barrel at the high. oil has remained relatively high for the american people in the last few years and got me chance to learn to live with it. >> that is true but also hurts everybody. certainly the lower end of the economy if you are a person who has to drive a long distance to work and you have to shell out that much more for your pay, it is a problem. natural gas is going to be a substitute that will have its day. we have an unlimited supply. dagen: would you invest in oil and commodities? >> i am already invested in oil and commodities to a great extent because as i said inflation is a genie in the bottle that will get out sooner or later and ben bernanke and all the politicians in the world can't bribe themselves enough to keep it in. dagen: it would take a healthy economy to trigger that and this economy is not. >> it does not take a healthy economy to trigge
CNBC
Sep 28, 2012 9:00am EDT
this morning. they'll just try to get a share of the touch screen market in the united states. to your point about cash going out, more smart phones being sold than expected it is still a big shortage so the move today, is that indicative of -- >> they're not going out of business. >> even though the core operations remain unprofitable. their cash build was 2.3 from 2.2 on the quarter. >> they had more cash than previously. >> and their shipments continue to go down. they bleed people. >> you have the developing countries now. >> the pricing pressure is greater. >> there's always ban thought someone would buy them. but people felt why buy them because they'll run out of money and when they run out of money you can get them for nothing and you get all that intellectual property for nothing. there's a lot of companies that wish they had that keyboard patent. maybe that is worth something. i'm just saying that, look. i want the blackberry 10 to ship earlier. i thought becky's interview was terrific. it's very difficult to be as negative as you might have been before knowing that the restructuri
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 5:00pm EDT
of the oil from the middle east has to go through in order to get to europe and the united states. libya, for example, has brought its oil industry back online. it is pumping more than i believe a million barrels a day. these are essential to the oil markets internationally and to the price of gas here in the united states. so it's not just oil. it's also international security. it is future of israel. it is our long-term interests in the middle east. melissa: is it working? i hear what you're saying and you look at pictures and see what happens, you have to ask yourself is it working? >> of course those of us who have been out there, we're shocked and we're obviously very, very saddened by these events and our first reaction of one, gee, why does this happen? what we have to do is first of all see what the governments will do in response to these attacks. they have an absolute responsibility to protect embassies and diplomatic establishments. this was not done at all in the case of egypt. the libyans tried. there was a major gunbattle with terrorists involved. we have to see in days ahe
NBC
Sep 5, 2012 3:00am EDT
day now. let's take the three big bad/good battlegrounds. china, europe, and the united states. look, we know that china used to be one of the world's great growth engines. it almost single-handedly kept the global economy afloat during the global recession as the chinese communists figured out how to spur domestic spending. but after playing the role of the world's economic engine for so long, the chinese locomotive seems to be in danger of running off the rails. each piece of data is weaker than the last. so what's good about that? well, much of the slowdown in china seems somewhat self-inflicted. when the purists realized it overstimulated the economy, governments hit the brakes and in many ways still seems like it's happening. the hope is that the chinese will stop stepping on the brake pedal but start cutting rates, adding real ago taken to the downshift in their economy. how about europe? the european central bank meeting this week and we're expecting to hear some chatter in unison that's going to reverse the declining economies over there and maybe unite to save the spanish ba
FOX Business
Sep 17, 2012 9:20am EDT
the area. the people in the area are having to adjust and they believe the united states is weak. stuart: coming up, the top of the hour, ten o'clock, kt mcfarland on the policy disarray, can we say that the president's approach to islam is working, yes or no. top of the hour. lt. colonel oliver north will be here, says no, you cannot bring in the marines. two big companies and we're following them on the opening bell. general motors wants the government to sell its stake, but the reports suggest that the government wants to keep in control. apple could we see another all-time high? we're really, really close to 700 a share. we'll check it in just a couple of minutes. >> take a close look at your screen. and would you like this, a new graphic? graphics occupy less of the screen and i can appear more on the screen. i happen to adore the graphics. [laughter] >> the judge likes them too, and you can see more of him. television, what an awful beast it is. and the bell has running and trading slightly to the down side. we were expect ago modest loss at the opening bell, not much, maybe 20,
ABC
Sep 13, 2012 1:40am PDT
their lives because they believe that the united states must be a force for peace and progress in the world. >> jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> certainly seemed like a good man. president obama said the united states flag will fly at half staff until sunset september 16th. >> 52 years old described as gentle, an idealist. couple stories to relate about chris stevens. john mccain says i guarantee you one thing, chris stevens did not want for us to abandon libya. he was living in a hotel room in benghazi under the threat of death every day, mccain said. he was a brave and wonderful man. he was down to earth. they loved him. another story is that he, wrangled a ride on a greek cargo ship and sailed into the rebel stronghold of benghazi. throughout it all -- >> stayed in a hotel. a car bomb in the parking lot. they had to leave the hotel. this guy really was a brave man. >> again, this was his third tour in libya. and the people really loved him and revered him there. >> stay with abc for the latest. as the events in libya unfold. >> we'll have updates on "america this morning" and late
FOX Business
Sep 11, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in the united states, but look what's happening. the market just keeps laughing it off and going up in the face of danger, all of the indices are up today. as cheryl and i were talking, they did come down a little bit. it was triple digits in the dow a little earlier in the day, it came down from that point but still a 69-point gain b is quite impressive. all of the indices, nasdaq the smallest of the gainers today, just up .02%, but russell 2000 up as well. when the bell rings, the action begins, a former hedge fund manager who says the federal reserve does have a secret weapon that a lot of people aren't talking about that it could fire this week. it's not more money printing we're talking about. also, we have a fox business exclusive interview with legendary investor mark babier, he's going to outline the five reasons why he thinks equities could fall, but first, today's data download. stocks ended the day in the green but well off session highs. energy and financials were the best performing sectors while consumer staples and utilities did lag. the dow hit its highest level since december 2
FOX Business
Sep 16, 2012 6:00pm EDT
back the president of the united states, is to? former new hampshire governor. well bin bernanke's announcement was about stimulating the economy, it was also about stimulating the president's poll numbers. the governor does not think that this will have the desired effect. governor, this is a fairly blatant move with little more than 50 days to go until the election. it really could have waited. why do you think it happened the way it did? >> i am not sure if it was overt or just the psychological pressure on the back that told him to do it now, but -- neil: why do it now? you would do that now? >> no. if he was going to do it he should have done it for five months ago. obviously it was not appropriate then. it is probably -- it is a problem now. look. what he has done is not a qe3. it is to the infinite. there is no timeframe. there is no limit to the amount. he just says, we are going to do 40 billion a month on mortgage-backed securities. then the next paragraph he says, and we might move to purchasing this is going to clobber, i believe, in the long run the dollar, and it is
FOX Business
Sep 7, 2012 1:00pm EDT
ahead. and if the united states locked in an economic cold war with china? the author of a new book says yes. he will tell us why he thinks u.s. companies and political leaders need a completely new battle plan to fight the chinese threat. hmmm. as we mentioned the dow only down about 17, 18 points right now. top of the hour. time for stocks as we do every 15 minutes. we head down to nicole petallides on the floor of the new york stock exchange. hey, nicole. >> hey, trace, good afternoon, everybody. the dow is down 18 points. it is off the highs we saw yesterday. closed at the highest level since december of 2007. today pulling back about 18 points. not really giving back that 244 point gain we saw yesterday. right now the nasdaq has a down arrow. the s&p is up one quarter of 1%. i want to look at a laggard though on the dow jones industrial average. that is kraft. when you look at kraft, they have two kinds of businesses. they have the international business and the north american business. they will be spinning off. that will happen october 1st. when they gave the projections for 2013
FOX Business
Sep 11, 2012 9:20am EDT
you imagine senator rand paul filing a complaint with the supreme court of the united states challenging many things that president obama wants to do and the supreme court hearing those challenges? >> yes, i can-- >> that's very tempting. >> and we don't have that, that system here, we have something called stand in which makes it difficult for you to get the right to challenge the government. in germany, any other member of the government can challenge what the chancellor wants to do. they will probably rule tomorrow and as you said, they will probably permit the government to participate in this. if they don't. you would know better than i what will happen to the euro. >> that's europe. i don't understand why, look, in america, i've always been told that you can sue anybody for anything anytime. why can't any member of the government or any member of citizen of the united states sue the federal reserve and say, hey, we don't want you printing money like that, we don't think you should be. >> the supreme court has already permitted it. not this court, anyone on the court rig
FOX Business
Sep 12, 2012 1:00pm EDT
how the united states is responding next. first as we do every day at this time of day, check out how oil is moving right now based on that news out of libya. not moving much at all. down 11 cents. $97.11 a barrel. before copd... i took my son fishing every year. we had a great spot, not easy to find, but worth it. but with copd making it hard to breathe, i thought those days might be over. so my doctor prescribed symbicort. it helps significantly improve my lung function starting within five minutes. symbicort doesn't replace a rescue inhaler for sudden symptoms. with symbicort, today i'm breathing better. and that means...fish on! symbicort is for copd including chronic bnchitis and emphysema. it should not be taken more than twice a day. symbirt may increase your risk of lung infections, osteoporosis, d some eye problems. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition or high blood pressure before taking it. with copd, i thought i'd miss our family tradition. now symbicort significantly improves my lung function, starting within 5 minutes. and that makes a difference in my breathin
FOX Business
Sep 17, 2012 11:00am EDT
was asked all about it yesterday on "meet the press." >> did you, their very existence of the united states, we have to understand that we have to deal with it. in this vast expansive land, you can understand why they are so antagonistic to us. we are you and you are asked. connell: the author of obama's globe, the president abandonment special assistant to president nixon. react right off the bat to what the prime minister of israel had to say in terms of how this is being handled and how we view them. >> i totally agree with the prime mister. he tries to be diplomatic and friendly to the president although president obama is not friendly to him. he asked a very interesting question in that interview. he said we are asked to wait and he said wait for what? of course, we know the answers to that question. he is already revealing how he feels about that election. he revealed how he felt about it when the microphone was open and he did not know it was. in talking about that he said tell vladimir to give me space. after the election i can be more flexible. good lord. unbelievable. connell: i w
FOX Business
Sep 19, 2012 11:00am EDT
of the united states redistributed more income than we have today. connell: let me stop you for one second -- >> -- that's why the economy is having so many problems. connell: and the reason is i want to explain the chart. brian gave us this chart to tell you what you are looking at. government spending percentage of the economy versus stocks, versus the dow. >> yep. connell: so the yellow line is stocks. do you see where it is going up there? going all the way back to the 60s. and the blue line is government spending. it tells you what, brian? >> yeah, it's very very clear, if you look at that chart. back when lbj, lyndon johnson became president in 1965, we passed the great society programs, government spending shot up, and the stock market went nowhere for 17 years. then ronald reagan came in and even bill clinton lowered and reduced spending as a share of gdp, and the stock market exploded, and now in the last decade, under president bush and then obama, government spending has shot up again. no wonder stocks have been flat for the past decade. connell: they have been for a long time.
CNBC
Sep 7, 2012 9:00am EDT
that word, the auto industry of the united states at that time? >> it sounds like rhetoric. but -- and it is rhetoric, i guess, because it's words. but i think they're actually factual words. president bush and hank paulson agree because they were the first ones to provide capital to the auto industry. if the government had not stepped in, these companies would have had to literally shut their doors, they would have run out of cash, had to lay off their workers. the suppliers would have gone down. ford would have gone down. the industry would have shut down. whether it would have ultimately liquidated would depend on what would have happened after that. >> that is not the case. and in fact we got some very strong numbers earlier this week. are you surprised at the strength of auto sales at this point? >> no, i'm not surprised because you need to sell 15 million cars a year in this country simply to keep the fleet from aging. and we have not done that now for over four years. this is unprecedented in american history. so you have a huge amount of pent-up demand for cars beca
FOX Business
Sep 13, 2012 3:00pm EDT
the result of the united states of america. >> administration officials say they are there to contain protests and violence in yemen, egypt and around the region. back to you. liz: and dropped us if is any more news. that is the latest picture. this affects the markets and some way shape or form. it is being completely overwhelmed. this will continue as long as the federal reserve sees weakness. back here live at hewlett-packard headquarters in a fox business exclusive. a lot if you own this stock. coming up, the transformation of a company that has been under fire for several years now. we have the products over our shoulders here and the woman in charge who stepped up to the plate and said i am the one who believes i can really turn this company around. right here exclusively from the headquarters of hewlett-packard. ♪ everyone has goals. take the steps to reach yours, with us with real advice, for real goals. the us bank wealth management advisor can help you. every step of the way. from big steps, to little steps. since 1863 we've helped guide our clients, so they can take the s
FOX Business
Sep 13, 2012 4:00pm EDT
that by hundreds of companies from the united states that is why unemployment stays frustratingly high. won't that eventually hurt corporate profits? >> there is a lot that can go wrong and the fed was trying to minimize the risks if things go wrong from here but if you don't believe in the government and you don't believe in the u.s. currency because they are throwing so much money at it and you don't believe in government that when you do want to own are shares in corporations because they are the strongest entities in the world with a global footprint, good balance sheets. in a sea of uncertainty and lower returns one of the things you want to learn is a share of a growing stream of earnings and dividend and speculate by low-quality stocks, there is a lot that can go on but you want return and you do have to own the higher-quality companies and the global footprint. you have to have some of your money in those. dave: there was one this sense that this vote. you think richard fisher, head of dallas fed where you used to work if he was a voting member as he used to be that he would be anot
CNBC
Sep 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
percentage of its revenues come from outside the united states and this is a smaller market cap as a spinoff so it was a logical replacement. >> i will see you first, don't buy united health. there's very little money. my hands are different color from my face. what does that mean? there's makeup. >> the dow jones industrial average, the price pointed index which should have absolutely no meaning but they have to keep doing it that way because that's the way they started. everybody follows the s&p but we talk about the dow jones because that's what you hear about on the radio. >> this is the opportunity for the dow to go higher. kraft very levered to commodity costs. particularly we know that the big inflationary trend is food. okay? and they're a huge buyer of all of these commodities. united health, very little commodity costs so you get kind of an inflation break that deals with ben's pro-inflation strategy yesterday. >> this is the first change to the dow jones industrial average since 2009. just to your point that nobody follows the dow jones industrial average, how much money is actual
CNBC
Sep 21, 2012 6:00am EDT
of a significant downturn in the united states economy. >> so if you have a downturn, there's a possibility that you don't have that right mix and that you could have a downturn. the odds of that are comparatively low but i worry about it because it's significant possibility. i described it as though, imagine you're on an airplane that's flying from here to los angeles, you're probably going to get there okay but if you hit an air pocket and meaning if the economy goes down, there's not an easy way to reverse it. monetary policy is less effective because when you buy a bond, when the federal reserve makes a purchase, that has the effect of giving money to somebody who won't put that money into something like that bond. and that money does not easily go to people who spend it, that's a balance between monetary and fiscal policy and i worry about the policymakers getting that balance right. that's a possibility and a scary possibility. other than that, i think the most likely situation is we will fly successfully from here to los angeles essentially but we have longer risks. you need a balanc
CNBC
Sep 13, 2012 9:00am EDT
aren't moving anywhere. it's on hope they can get it rationalized. united states is on fire and everyone keeps saying why can't we buy ford. because of latin america and europe. >> facebook, a bit backward looking, but the best day yesterday since that ipo. it's almost you can't say ipo without saying botched ipo. that's the way everybody says it. was there a turn yesterday? >> i think that you're going to have a well p like situation is what people hope. yelp was a giant lock up that expired and all the shorts were piled on. it went up seven. you have to bet that everyone is overly short facebook to get this thing going. i think it's more of the dynamics of the lock up in actual earnings. >> the big lock up is coming november and by november, we'll have more than a million shares hit the market. >> that's a big lock up to overcome. >> aig was remarkable. had 600 million shares hit, but aig of course was valued at half book. facebook, not valued at half book. >> taking a look at the financials, it is worth noting because xlf closed at five-month highs. taking a bit of a brea
CNBC
Sep 6, 2012 9:00am EDT
's the best case scenario. >> does allow us to focus on the united states. >> exactly. >> we're probably doing better than any economy in the world. >> you're not trying to whistle past graveyards on that front, right? you're not trying to ignore europe. >> melissa mentioned the trading perspective. i think that the traders are saying, okay, now, what do we have here, and when we look at here, well, why don't we see with the steel industry, the auto industry. we focus -- the fill lebeau interview was incredibly important where allan mull ha ly says europe, we don't have it. the truth is united states has it. 14.5 million vehicles. that is a bull market in cars. >> right. >> we are talking about this upgrade today. sun trust, why is sun trust upgraded? i think that's very significant, not just because my trust owns it, but i'm looking at sun trust saying that is, again, the housing market in the south because the federal reserve didn't like sun trust. housing, autos, retail. what else do we need? >> right. >> well, we could use china to start growing a little bit faster instead of going the oth
CNBC
Sep 26, 2012 11:00pm EDT
, the united states. some income producers, growth names and stocks with solid dividend boosts and, of course, some gold. these have been the correct calls to make. i've stuck with this market because i believe europeans are not suicidal. so far so good on that front. at least of late. i believe chinese economy will simply come back by virtue of the fact there's a tremendous urban migration within china. i believe the federal reserve's stance, brought about you by ben bernanke, will serve as a bridge over fiscal cliff and not take us down. the federal stance will take higher paying dividend companies into gems, seeking income, we'll band in bonds of cash poor countries and buy cash rick countries with yields that well exceed treasuries and still own a lot of gold. there's not a nation on earth that doesn't want its currency lower. that reserve currency is gold. also not to toot my own horn too hard, but throughout this period i recognized primecy of some bigger stocks, intel, wells fargo, verizon come to mind or the recognition you must own, not trade, own apple until it's too expensive versu
PBS
Sep 11, 2012 4:30pm PDT
with the european debt crisis, and even within the united states, with it being an election year. >> reporter: but burberry says it has been talking to other luxury goods makers, so it knows it's not alone in seeing the slowdown. as a result, luxury good stocks like lvmh, tiffany, and coach also fell today, although they didn't get hit nearly as hard as burberry. it's not just luxury firms getting hurt by the global slowdown. many other bellwether firms have said revenues are suffering due to weaker sales in china, europe and elsewhere. in the s&p 500, there have been 88 negative pre-announcements for the third quarter so far, and only 20 positive ones. >> the number of negative pre- announcements we've received is the worst in over a decade. we've already seen analysts become very bearish on these companies. >> reporter: last week, chipmaker intel drastically reduced its sales forecast, warning consumers and businesses are buying fewer personal computers. the company also withdrew its full-year guidance, which is seen as a sign of extreme uncertainty. and fedex recently cut its earnings fore
PBS
Sep 14, 2012 4:30pm PDT
that only has meaning over the long term. human nature is such that we must do base building. the united states is simply about to go through a period where we must repair our balance sheet. >> susan: any diskrorses to make on the stacks. >> we own everything we recommend or are in the process of buying. >> susan: another that's great. thank so much randall. randall ely, of the edgar j. lomack company. >> susie: fashion week has been taking place in new york city this week. the shows are invitation-only, and give celebrities and fashion writers the first glimpse of a designer's newest collection. nanette lepore was one of the nearly 100 designers featured at the event. if you don't know who she is, you could soon be seeing her name in a well-known, national department store chain. erika miller reports from the runway. >> reporter: the colors are bright, the prints bold, the fabrics soft and delicate. designer nanette lepore says the inspiration for her latest collection came from a vase. >> i was inspired by the porcelain room at the charlottenburg palace in berlin. some of the dresses
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